Film by Marta Bogdanska & Beata Sosnowska
8.09, colour video with sound
Machine Lies is a project based on a dialog between two styles of filming represented (for a moment) by the artists. Organoleptic method clashes with one that tries to be objective. It is a clash between the static, calm, almost esthetic framing with one, which is in constant unfocused move, searching, and prowling.On one hand camera stays away from the object, looking at it from a distance, trying to recognize its properties. The other frame captures the camera insisting on being part of the body, acting as if it was its extension, examining the surface in sensory way.
Both methods turn out to be unable to provide a complete picture; their stubborn efforts bring to mind the Heisenberg's uncertainty principle. The uncertainty principle is any of a variety of mathematical inequalities asserting a fundamental limit to the precision with which certain pairs of physical properties of a particle known as complementary variables, such as position x and momentum p, can be known simultaneously. Where do we find the thin line between truth and lies? Does a machine's tool become more deceitful in our hands than on its own? What happens between the two frames showing completely different ways of looking at the same space? When and where does story telling start?